[TUTO] Dead screen, rooted phone, how to remote control
First of all, I want to say that even though I'm describing a simple process, it was quite hard to find the answer for me.
I'm a SGS3 International Version (i9300) user and a few days ago I was at work, using flashlight on my device.
Suddenly I did drop my phone and the screen got cracked and the LCD too, making my device locked and from that point I couldn't see my messages, I couldn't backup my apps with Titanium Backup and, well, I needed to speak with a lot of people on Whatsapp. So, I decided to look for a answer at the internet.
I had a pattern lock screen, and I tried to remove the lockscreen with the steps to write on settings.db with sqlite but, no go.
I tried everything. I was using Temasek build with CM11 as base.
It was difficult to go into the phone. I had use the Android Screencast ( from code.google.com/p/androidscreencast ) but, I was only able to see what was on the screen, but with no interaction.
So, here is the best way to get into the phone, when you are ROOTED (IMPORTANT) and USB Debugging enabled:
(NOTE THAT ALL YOUR PHONE DRIVERS [adb drivers] SHOULD BE ALREADY INSTALLED)
Go to Google Play and download from there the app:
If you don't have any data enabled, then go to: APK DOWNLOADER
Paste the URL
And download the app.
Open a prompt command, go to your adb folder, type:
adb install "type your downloaded apk path"
Go to your notepad app, and create a script with the follow commands:
adb forward tcp:5901 tcp:5901
adb forward tcp:5801 tcp:5801
adb shell /data/data/org.onaips.vnc/files/androidvncserver
Save inside your adb folder with a name like: VNC.bat
Note that I'm running Windows.
If you have another OS, then, run line by line or make your own script.
Now, you can click and run VNC.bat
It will appear a screen saying:
Waiting for a connection
NOW, it's almost done!!!
Indeed, you just have VNC working on your phone and, with the script you just made some ports to forward to your localhost.
So, you wont need any router or to be connected to a router.
Will be faster than Wireless connection.
So, download any VNC viewer you prefer:
I did use the Real VNC Viewer: Download Here
You will see a screen like this:
Type exactly what you see above:
And you are good to go!!!
Now you can swype your pattern lock screen and see whatever you would see with your smartphone screen!